The Clan Brewing Co has triumphed at the European Beer Challenge, with all four of its innovative whisky beers winning acclaim.

It won a double gold, two golds, and a silver for its range of whisky beers at the European Beer Challenge.

The Clan Brewing Company’s Imperial Stout won a double gold in the Imperial Russian stout category, impressing judges for it intense flavours of coffee, lemon, sweet sherry, and raisin, derived from its time aged in Lowland whisky casks.

The brewery’s other beers also won medals, with Red Rye and Spruce ales each winning a gold, and Golden Ale taking silver. Each of the beers is aged in regional whisky casks, selected to complement the beer’s flavour.

The Clan Brewing Co was formed by Chris Miller in 2014, in partnership with Scott Williams, founder and master brewer at Alloa-based Williams Brothers Brewing Co, international whisky consultant Charles MacLean, and JW Filshill International.

Chris, who is group commercial director of JW Filshill, said: “This is a hugely exciting development for the Clan Brewing Co, and a much deserved acknowledgement for the brewing mastery and whisky expertise that goes into creating these distinctive and world-class beers. 

“The Clan was formed by a desire to collaborate to show off the best of Scottish brewing and distilling, and it’s fantastic to see the Clan Brewing beers achieve this level of acclaim from 100 of the world’s most influential beer experts.”

Chris, who is widely credited with pioneering the distinctive whisky beer style during his time at Harviestoun with the Ola Dubh range, added: “These four beers — an IPA, a golden ale, red rye and imperial stout — show off the mastery of Scottish craft brewing and distilling. They’re products of our innovation, outlook, and collaborative approach.”

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